Swimming Safety

By: Megan Boulanger and Madeline Carlson

Swimming Saftey

POOL:

*follow the rules that are hanging on the wall somewhere.

*always keep an eye on your kids or siblings. No matter how good a swimmer someone can be dangers are open to everyone.


LARGE BODIES OF WATER(RIVERS, LAKES, OCEANS)

*Stay in the swimming limit

*Always know the depth of water underneath you. Drop offs can appear anywhere at anytime.

Why is swimming a problem?

Swimming is a problem because 7% of all injury related deaths are drowning. Each year more than 1,000 kids drown under the age of 14. Another 16,000 are rushed to the hospital to near drowning.

Facts

  • Peanuts are a source of energy for swimmers
  • The shorter your hair is the more chance of swimming faster because their is less friction
  • swimming strengthens your heart and lungs
  • Swimming is a good way to lose weight
  • 65 thousand people in the U.S do not know how to swim
Water safety tips from American Red Cross - Karmavision
Despicable Me and Leisel Jones Swim Safety video